XOP Expands Capacity of It’s JITC Compliant Secure Audio Conference Bridge

by | Apr 13, 2012 | IT

XOP Networks, Inc., a developer of premises based audio conference bridges and other value added services equipment expands the capacity of its JITC certified secure Audio Conference Bridge.


XOP Networks Universal Services Node (USN) is a Linux based robust and secure platform that supports multiple Information Assurance (IA) and Inter Operability (IO) capabilities that make it attractive for deployment at organizations requiring secure communications. The product interoperates with leading Cryptographic Terminals such as General Dynamics’ Sectera and L3 Communications’ Omni STE/STU equipment. An end user with a Secure Communications Interoperability Protocol (SCIP) compliant secure phone can call into the conference bridge over the PSTN/DSN and participate in an encrypted voice based secure conference call.

XOP Networks’ Universal Service Node with 16 analog FXO ports received JITC certification in July 2010. The JITC Approval Letter is available at http://www.xopnetworks.com/downloads/JITC-approval-letter.pdf. XOP Networks’ has expanded the capacity of its secure conference bridge from 16 FXO ports to 32 FXO ports. The expanded product has also received JITC certification. The approval letter for the same is available at http://jitc.fhu.disa.mil/tssi/cert_pdfs/xop_usn_dtr2_feb12.pdf.

The USN-32 complies with requirements stipulated in multiple Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) including those related with Defense Switched Network Security, Database Security, Application Security, UNIX OS Security, Web Security and Network Security. Additional details associated with various security features are available at Secure Audio Conferencing.

“Our JITC certified conference bridge coupled with leading cryptographic terminals provides a much needed alternative for cost effective secure audio conferencing,” said David Trusty, CTO of XOP Networks.

“Having 32 ports for secure conferencing gives additional degree of freedom to our customers when using multiple secure conference calls simultaneously,” added Doug Jacobs, VP of Marketing at XOP Networks.

About XOP Networks

Beginning in 2003, XOP Networks embarked on developing a next generation IP based service and application platform. Realizing this vision, it shipped its first product, a Digital Collaboration Bridge (DCB) in 2004. A DCB combines rich Audio Conferencing with Desktop sharing, Document sharing and White boarding, thus creating a collaborative experience for the end users. Leveraging the success of the DCB, the product portfolio was expanded in 2005 to include the Group Alerting and Conferencing Server (GACS). The GACS allows mass notification messages to be dispatched over a variety of communications networks, while it brings an organization’s brain trust into a quick audio conference. Year 2006 saw the addition of the enhanced Voice Mail Server (VMS) to the product line. In 2007 XOP Networks launched its Universal Service Node (USN) which offers multiple value added services on one platform. In 2008, we added support for Hoot and Holler conferencing over TDM and VoIP networks on our USN platform. In 2009 we introduced Ring down Firebar Conference (RFCS) that allows a conference to be set up simply by lifting a handset on an analog or IP phone. Several other enhancements were introduced including support for Secure conferencing, SMS driven instant-conferencing, Group SMS and Voice SMS. In 2010 the product line was further hardened for use in defense networks and received the coveted JITC certification from the US Department of Defense. In 2011, Desktop Video Conferencing and One Number Service were added to the product line.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, XOP Networks was founded in 2002 and is backed by a seasoned management team. Deployed at multiple Fortune 100 companies, CLEC/IOC customers, Government organizations, DOD networks (Air Force, Army and Navy) XOP Networks’ products allow customers to improve employee productivity, increase business efficiency and enhance emergency communications. Having both TDM and VoIP interfaces, XOP products allow customers to seamlessly transition their value added services from legacy circuit switched networks to VoIP based packet switched networks.

For more information about XOP Networks, visit its website at http://www.xopnetworks.com.

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